Rockets forward Cristall named WHL Player of the Week

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall has been named WHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 2, 2022.

The 2023 NHL Draft prospect recorded five points (1G-4A) in two outings this past week, helping his Rockets split a two-game road series versus the Prince George Cougars.

Cristall, who hails from Burnaby, B.C., opened the scoring Friday, September 30 in Kelowna’s 6-3 setback at Prince George.

The following evening, the 5-foot-10, 165-pound forward chipped in with four assists as the Rockets upended the Cougars 5-1, earning First Star honours in the process.

Through three games this season, the 17-year-old holds a share of Kelowna’s scoring lead with seven points (3G-4A).

Originally selected by the Rockets with the eighth-overall pick in the 2020 WHL Prospects Draft, Cristall has amassed 81 points (33G-48A) over 78 career WHL regular season appearances.

Cristall and the Kelowna Rockets are next in action Wednesday, October 5 when they play host to the Victoria Royals (7:05 p.m. PT, Prospera Place).

About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

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